Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Simple summer workwear...

Another day, another summery outfit! I bought this stripy dress in the Gap sale a while ago and have been waiting for the weather to be warm enough to wear it. Summer workwear is a tough one, especially if you have a stricter dress code than I do (I certainly don't tend to be this smart at work usually) but crisp dresses and bright accessories are a pretty safe bet. They feel professional but still fun and this outfit ticks all the boxes for me, I can't be dealing with fussy outfits when it is warm outside! I am impressed that I managed to keep this clean for the entire day when I wore it, no mean feat when you are as clumsy as I am! Gap's shift dresses can be a bit hit and miss on me, they can look a bit sack-like on me and the waist often hits me in completely the wrong place but this one is surprisingly flattering. It is loose enough to be comfortable in a hot office but the tie waist helps me feel less shapeless. Don't get me wrong, I love oversized pieces but I just look and feel awkward when I try and pull them off! 

Dress: Gap, necklace: New Look, shoes: Clarks
Another outing for the Max Factor Colour Intensifying Balm in 'Charming Coral'. It is such a lovely peachy shade and ideal for when the weather is hot, I can't be dealing with a full face of make-up when the temperatures reach the twenties! You also get a better look at the subtle stripe pattern here too, it makes the dress way more interesting and the double layering of the fabric also helps to make the dress less sheer too, win win! This necklace is one of my favourite things to wear in the summer and I love the fact that it goes perfectly with the rest of my coral accessories, I do like things to match ;)

This bag is just so cheery and the white makes that gorgeous coral shade pop even more! Isn't the patterned leather the cutest?!

I couldn't resist wearing these shoes either, they are just such a good colour and you can't help but smile when you have such a cheery pair of shoes on your feet!

How do you dress for work in the summer?


MissPond said...

Such a lovely outfit Maria! I love your bag :) I wish I could wear this kind of thing to work in the summer, but lab stuff means I can't. Sigh!!! x

char said...

Swit swoo, your legs are looking amazing!

laura said...

Hellooooo gorgeous! x

The Style Rawr said...

Gawsh, I love Gap! You've reminded me to dig out my Gap frocks. I wish it would warm up a little so I could wear frocks to work!

Tara x

Alice Young said...

I really like this dress on you, your bag and shoes are lovely too!

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Winnie said...

Love those shoes Maria, what a pretty colour! Love the dress too. Anything goes in my office really but some days I do dress smarter than other days, depends on my mood and the weather!

Sherin said...

Yay summer. I'm hoping to get a dress out to wear really soon.
Really love this dress. It looks so wearable for summer - you could literally wear it anywhere!


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